Daman at Glance

Geographical area: 72 square km.

Altitude: 12m from MSL.

Location:
Latitude : 20°27’58”- 20°22’00”,
Longitude : 72°49’42”-72°54’43”

Rivers:
Three west flowing rivers pass through the terrain viz. the Kolak river running along the northern boundary’ the Kalu river forming the southern boundary and the Damanganga river lying in between.

Population : 1,13,949.
Male : 71’637.
Female : 42,312.
The population density is 1583 persons per square km. The village of Dabhel is the highest populated and Palhit has the least number of inhabitants.

Religion:
The majority (over 80 percent) consists of Hindus, Muslims and Christians constitute a small but significant presence. Over 75 percent of population lives in rural areas. The literacy rate is 83.6 percent.

Language: Hindi, English, Gujarati, Portuguese.

Administrative set up:
Daman district is a Union Territory with administrative headquarter at Daman. The head is the Administrator common for Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.Daman has 21 Villages , 8 Panchayats and a municipality constituency is common to Daman and Diu.

Communication:
The facilities like e-mail and internet are readily available at Daman, whereas STD, ISD and postal facilities can be found even in remote corners of the territory. STD code 0260 Postal Code 396210.Daman also has Radio and Television relay stations.

Accessibility:
The nearest airport is Mumbai (190 km). Commercial flights from Daman Airport (maintained by coast guard) for time being are not operational. Vapi (12km) the closest railhead is on the Mumbai-Vadodara-New Delhi line and most of superfast, express and Shatapdi trains stop here.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway No. 8(NH8) connects Daman via Vapi by road. With the four lining of this section, the drive on this newly laid four-landed highway is fast and comfortable with very good road side amenities. Mumbai (190km) is just 3 hours drive, Surat(120km) is now about 2 hours drive.

Infrastructure:
Good infrastructural facilities like good roads, uninterrupted power supply, banking, medical and adequate water facilities. Daman offers a choice of about 60 hotels (approx. 5050 beds) and guest houses to cater to the needs of leisure and business travellers alike. The surfaced road length in Daman is 191 km.

Amenities:
Educational: 69 educational institute (primary, secondary and higher secondary). One college Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Technical Centre, Polytechnic, I.T.I and B.Ed College.

Medical:
One Hospital, two Phc and 15 Subcentres, one family and MCWC.

Power and Water:
100 percent villages are electrified and covered with safe drinking water supply.